Gliding motility: An efficient mechanism for cell penetration

L. David Sibley, Sebastian Håkansson, Vern B. Carruthers

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An important group of animal and human pathogens, belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa, employs a novel form of motility, known as gliding, to move on solid substrates and to enter host cells. Gliding is dependent on the parasite cytoskeleton and involves a conserved family of secretory adhesins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R12-R14
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


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